The advert for Christina Aguilera’s Royal Desire perfume – a fragrance first released in 2010 in the UK and 2011 in the U.S. – shows the singer in a pale pink strapless dress, with her hair worn short and curled in the style of Marilyn Monroe.
Especially considering that even two years ago, when Christina Aguilera’s shape and style were dramatically different than her new look, her entire anatomy still appeared to have been given an unsubtle overhaul.
Having seen the advert used in a U.S tabloid magazine this week a writer for Jezebel observed that there are several instances in which Christina Aguilera’s body has been distorted to the point that it is anatomically incorrect.
Her wrist, to the left of the frame, is perhaps the most obvious. In a likely attempt to slim-down the entire arm, the retoucher, it seems, had trouble with the joint and ended up making it too long and awkwardly bent.
But the apparent anatomical creative licence didn’t end there.
The other arm has been made to look as though there are two different elbow points, perhaps some clumsy effort to create a shadow, but it is an unfortunate effect.
Nor, the site points out, is the star’s face unscathed.
Writer Dodai Stewart comments: “The chin’s been sculpted, but then someone couldn’t figure out how to make it look normal where the shoulder meets the neck, so it just turned into a valley of shadows.”
There is just back wall where the waist and the hip on the right should meet – and almost certainly would have done in the original photo.
We’re sure that the kneecap and shinbone in her front leg were in alignment originally too – though apparently the retoucher believes they look better with a twist.